An iconic figure of early Futurism, Russolo was born on 30 April 1885.
In 1913 he published his revolutionary manifesto ‘The Art of Noises’, calling for the integration of a range of different sound effects into musical compositions. To this end, he developed rudimentary instruments called intonarumori (‘noise-intoners’) to replicate the screeching, hissing and roaring of the industrial age.
Here is our tribute to his work.
4 July 2020"We must break out of this restricted circle of pure sounds and conquer the infinite variety of noise-sounds." Luigi Russolo, The Art of Noises: A Futurist Manifesto, 1913 L. Russolo, Music, 1911
2 July 2020We are looking forward to reopening the museum on 15 July with the exhibition Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life still on display! Our exhibition tickets are officially on sale, book online or by telephone. bit.ly/afuturistlife